A flood alert remains in force on the River Wye in Hereford this afternoon, with levels set to peak at around 4.1 metres in Hereford shortly.

This is the latest update from The Flood Warning Service:

River Wye in Herefordshire

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels are rising at the Old Wye Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads along the River Wye from Hay on Wye to Ross on Wye. Other locations that may be affected include the A438, Byford, Bredwardine and Hereford. Hay on Wye and Bredwardine have now peaked. Predicted peaks:- Belmont 4.3m to 4.5m Saturday morning 22/05, Old Wye Bridge 3.9m to 4.1m Saturday morning on 22/05, Mordiford 3.8m to 4.0m Saturday morning, Ross on Wye 3.1m to 3.6m Saturday evening on 22/05. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 22/05/21, or as the situation changes.